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Monday Book Review: Rosa, Sola by Carmela Martino

Can I resist a middle grade book with an Italian-American main character and lots of Italian vocabulary words sprinkled throughout? No. No, I cannot. 🙂 Title: Rosa, Sola Author: Carmela Martino Age group: middle grade (on the youngish side) Genre: … Continue reading

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Come to our Christmas Book Party!

On Wednesday night, nine young adult authors from the Catholic Writers Guild will be teaming up to give one whopper of an early Christmas party on Facebook! (We know, we know, it’s too early for Christmas, but we thought we’d … Continue reading

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Top 8 Tips for Writing for Teens & Tweens

Last Sunday, I had to pleasure of joining a panel of authors from the Mystery Writers of America in a free workshop on writing for young readers. For those of you who weren’t able to make it, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Book Trailer for Seven Riddles to Nowhere

I’ve finally put together a book trailer for Seven Riddles to Nowhere. Feel free to let me know what you think and to share it with others you think might be interested!

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Happy Book Release Day!

Today is the official release day of Seven Riddles to Nowhere! Amazon and Barnes & Noble are both selling the paperback version at a 32% discount right now. I don’t know how long this sale price will last, but I … Continue reading

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Facebook Launch Party for Seven Riddles to Nowhere!

It is now less than a month until the release of my middle grade mystery Seven Riddles to Nowhere! Where has all the time gone? Like I did with Angelhood, there will be a launch party on Facebook with lots … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown

I picked up this book thinking it would be cute for my nephew for his birthday, and I ended up reading it myself. What can I say? I’m a Star Wars geek through and through. Title: The Phantom Bully (Star … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy by Susan Vaught

Every year I try to read the Edgar Award nominees for juvenile and young adult fiction before the winners are announced. Due to time constraints with the doctorate program, I completely failed this year. However, I did manage to read … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for Seven Riddles to Nowhere!

I’m so excited to share with you the cover for Seven Riddles to Nowhere! What do you think? Tell me in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts. 7 riddles. 1 fortune. Way too many competitors. All seventh … Continue reading

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Behind-the-scenes of one of my settings!

Last weekend, I went out and did some photo shoots of some of the Chicagoland locations used in my upcoming middle grade mystery Seven Riddles to Nowhere. In this video, I take you behind the scenes of the Chicago suburban … Continue reading

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